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Acetaldehyde or Ethanal

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This is the two-dimensional molecular structure of acetaldehyde or ethanal.

This is the two-dimensional molecular structure of acetaldehyde or ethanal, a flammable organic chemical compound. Acetaldehyde is also known as acetic aldehyde or ethyl aldehyde.

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The molecular formula of acetaldehyde or ethanal is C2H4O.

Acetaldehyde is also denoted as MeCOH since the molecule is made up of a methyl group (CH3) and a formyl group (CHO).

Molecular Mass: 44.052 Daltons

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